Visiting Teaching Professor in Operations and Industrial Engineering

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Visiting Teaching Professor in Operations and Industrial Engineering


Foisie Business School Operations & Administration

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI


The selected faculty member will teach a total of six courses during the academic year, which will include courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that support our BS, MBA, and MS programs. Topical areas include data analytics, simulation, stochastic models, and risk and decision analysis. Undergraduate courses meet twice weekly, for two hours during the day, while graduate courses meet once weekly, for three hours during the evening. Some courses may be a blended format meeting face-to-face for 8 hours twice during the course on a Friday or a Saturday, with the rest of the course online. Research, especially leading to publication in refereed academic journals, is both supported and encouraged.

The selected faculty member will teach a total of six courses during the academic year, including undergraduate and graduate courses that support our BS in Industrial Engineering, MBA, M.S. in Operations Analytics and Management, and M.S. in Supply Chain programs. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Multiple-year contracts will be considered for the appropriate candidate and funding availability.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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